It's amazing the things you can find in the dumpster. We found some expired coffee grounds that were thrown out and decided to use them to make an old pair of worn out jeans vintage and hip.
Step 1: Making the "coffee" Dye.
First off, to make the dye, you will need 2 bags of coffee grounds (About 10 oz each), preferably espresso.
Step 2: Getting Your Dye Bucket
Then, get a 3-5 gallon bucket. We got ours for free at a local ice cream shop, but any kind of bucket should work.
Step 3: Making the Filter.
Next, you will have to make a filter. We used some old stockings that we cut the tops off and filled with the coffee grounds. Then make sure you tie the tops tightly.
Step 4: Brewing Your Dye!
Put the coffee - grounds filled stockings into the bucket and fill it about 3/4 to the top with hot water. Make sure there's enough room for the jeans without the water spilling over.
Step 5: Gettin' the Right Shade of Dye Color.
Let the coffee brew for about 15 to 20 min. Note: The darker the brew, the darker the stain.
Step 6: Let the Brewing Begin
Then drop in your jeans and let them sit overnight.
Step 7: Wash 'N Dry!
The next morning, take out your jeans and throw them in the washer and dryer.
Step 8: Your New Dyed Jeans -- Coffee Style!
Congratulations! You're all done!! Now you've got a nice, light brown tint to your jeans.
Step 9: Now, to Distress the Jeans....
Grab some sandpaper and a couple random objects with a hard surface such as coins, cell phones, mint tins... etc. Put these in the pockets and sand around the edges!
Step 10: Feelin' Cheesy?
A cheese grater makes a great addition to the smaller abraisions and gives it lots of texture.
Step 11: Some Car Destruction.
Or, you could even run them over with your car!
Step 12: You're All Done Now!
Now you've got yourself a one of a kind rad pair of jeans for little or no cost!
Step 13: Watch the Video!
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